I have been playing weddings and corporate events for over twenty-five years. I am also a grammy-nominated guitarist and recording artist. I can tailor music to your special needs. Recently filled requests include a classical guitar arrangement of an 80s pop song, an Edit Piaf ballad, and hit songs by current artists.
Allegro con Spirito from Concierto de Aranjuez
Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez
Jose plays Sonatina Tropical, Cancion de Madrugada, with Karrie Griffiths
Jose plays Sonatina Tropical, Son Clave, with Karrie Griffiths
Allegro Gentile from Concierto de Aranjuez
Soleares by Romero, and more from Baltimore recital
Mojito y Habano played by the composer, Jose Lezcano
From beginning to the end Jose put a beautiful set of songs. Not only my partner and I were super please with his work but the guests gave us many compliments of how amazing he was. His personality and passion for the music made the entire package of an extraordinary performance. Thank you Jose, you rock!
Response from Jose Manuel Lezcano:
Thanks, Juan, it was a pleasure to perform for you, your partner and guests, the day had perfect weather and the venue was gorgeous.
I heard Jose play a concert at the Sarasota Bay Club in Florida. He played beautifully and the audience responded with enthusiasm. I also have heard him play for the first time at a concert with his students in Manta, Ecuador where I grew up. People loved his playing very much. He is truly impressive.
"Dear Jose, Thank YOU!! We loved your concert and were honored to have you. Thank you again for coming and playing so beautifully at our event. You helped to make this year's Art of Survival celebration a big success, and we are very grateful. Best wishes," --Lucile Bruce, Coordinator, Fundraiser / Concert, IRIS-Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services. "Your performance at the Hingham Library was superb and greatly appreciated by the 102 attendees shoe-horned into the meeting room %u2026 the highlight of this season's collaboration with the Boston Classical Guitar Society." --Dennis Corcoran, Hingham Library Director. "Your performance was outstanding as usual. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. Countless people came up to me to let me know how beautiful it was." Michelle Pennington, Associate Educator, Adult and Family Programs, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH.
Additional Booking Notes
I would need an armless chair, adequate lighting, and for larger venues or parties, a place to plug in. I bring my own Roland acoustic guitar amp which can also function on batteries, and my own microphone and music stand.
I'm a twice grammy-nominated guitarist who has played in Carnegie Hall, and have frequently performed in South America and Spain. I'm also a College music professor who has enjoyed performing private events for over twenty years. There are some reviews of my playing at www.joselezcano.wordpress.com. Feel free to give me a call with any questions; I can also play special requests. I frequently play South Florida events and concerts. I also appear in concert and in private events with noted South Florida flutist Karrie Griffiths.
Jose Manuel Lezcano around the Web:
* Jesu Joy of Man's Desire - J S Bach
* Ave Maria - Schubert
* Danza del Altiplano - Brouwer
* Girl from Ipanema - Jobim
* Sons de Cariloes - Pernambuco
* Sevilla - Albeniz
* Asturias - Albeniz
* Silent Night - Gruber
* Soleares - Celedonio Romero
* Cello Suite no. 3 - J S Bach
* Mozart Variations op. 9 - Sor
* Romanza - Anon.
* Concierto de Aranjuez - Rodrigo
* Un habano y un mojito - Lezcano
* Bolero Manaba - Lezcano
* Preludes 1 through 5 - Villa-Lobos
* La Catedral - Barrios
* Un sueo en la floresta - Barrios
* Una limosna por el amor de Dios - Barrios
* Maxixe - Barrios
* Valses Venezolanos 1 thru 4 - Lauro
Influences & Inspiration
Andres Segovia, Laurindo Almeida, Leo Brouwer, Celedonio Romero